September 2008 archive

Accident Victim Featured in Safety Seat Story

Sept 23 – In 2006, Valerie Woods was injured in a violent auto accident at the intersection of Boiling Springs RD and W Lisburn Rd. The car seat Valerie was riding in is credited with saving her life. ABC 27 featured Valerie’s story during the evening broadcast tonight.  It is a story no parent should …

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Monroe Firefighters Honor Fallen Police Officer/Firefighter

Sept 19 – Monroe firefighters today traveled to Adams County to pay respect to Michael Weigand, Jr of the Latimore Township Police Dept and Eastern Adams Regional Police Dept.  Weigand was also a volunteer with the East Berlin Fire Company. Weigand was killed Sunday Sept 14th in the line of duty when the motorcycle he …

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Monroe Assists at Upper Allen House Fire

Sept 16 – At 14:13, Engine 25 was dispatched, for manpower, to the scene of a house fire at 1112 Floribunda Ln, in Upper Allen Twp (Box 23-03) – just outside the Monroe Twp. line. E25 (Beecher) and a crew of four assisted with overhaul and salvage operations; while primary crews began to break down the …

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Monroe Brings Home Convention Awards

Sept 13 – Monroe Fire Company attended the 2008 Cumberland County Convention today and brought home several first place trophies.  Awards received included: Engine 25 – 1st Place: Best Appearing, most functional engine (1999 – 2003) Engine 25 – Best Appearing E-One (Manufacturers Award) Utility 25 – Best Appearing, most functional utility Chief 25 – Best …

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New SCBA In Service

Sept 10 – Attention all members: the new MSA SCBA are now installed on all apparatus and in service.  By this time, you should have completed the initial training on the new packs; however, if you have not, please contact an officer as soon as possible.  Additional pack training will be conducted in house and …

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One Killed in York RD Crash (Updated)

Sept 9 – A 31-year old woman was killed in a three vehicle crash today in the 1000 block of York RD, in front of the Cumberland Valley Bretheren in Christ Church.  Engine Co 25 and Rescue 27 were alerted to the accident at 08:40 hours.  Chief 125 arrived on scene, confirmed one fatality and …

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Fire Company History Added

A history of the fire company, “Hands Willing to Serve: A History of the Fire Companies in Monroe Township” written by Jacob L. Heisey and published by the Monroe Township Historical Society in a book titled: Historic Monroe Township: A collection of articles and images illuminating various aspects of our community’s past” was been reprinted …

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Monroe Fire Co Attends Shiremanstown Parade

Sept 6 – Despite heavy rains from Tropical Storm Hanna, Monroe Fire Company displayed two pieces of historic equipment in a parade, which along with other community activities, helped commemorate the 100th anniversary of a catastrophic fire which destroyed 12 homes and a church. Monroe Fire Company brought c. 1847) hand-drawn fire engine which was purchased by …

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Upper Allen House Fire

Sept 6 – At 00:59, Engine 25 was alerted to the scene of house fire at 421 W Lisburn RD in the 23-103 box (Upper Allen Twp). E25 (Beecher) with a crew of eight assisted with overhaul and salvage operations at the scene. E25 was released around 03:00 hours.

August Incident Report

For the month of August 2008, Monroe Fire Company responded to 24 calls for service consisting of the following: Medical Assists – 9 (38%) Auto Accidents – 7 (29%) Structure Fires – 5 (21%) Automatic Fire Alarm – 1 (4%) Vehicle Fire – 1 (4%) Wildfire – 1 (4%)  Of the incidents, 6 (25%) were mutual …

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